Role of ayurveda in tumorigenesis: A brief review

Tejal Sharma, Gaurav Rawal


From ancient times, many herbal compounds have been screened worldwide to validate their use as anticancer drugs. But an
integrated approach is required along with complete knowledge about the disease. Hence, an attempt has been made in this review
to discuss about the role of Ayurveda in cancer therapy. Also, discussion about the pathology and therapeutic management of
various cancers described in Ayurveda has been made in this review. Review of literature on anticancer drugs of plant origin revealed
identification of newer several Ayurvedic drugs that can be used for the treatment of one of the most dreaded diseases, i.e. cancer.
Key words: Ayurveda, cancer, integrated, therapy

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